29 May 2017

Security Officer Job at USIU

Reporting to the Chief Manager – Security, the successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing Physical Security & Access Control in the University.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure that all exit and entry point to and from the university are protected and there is a 24-hour physical presence of guards.
  • Co-ordinate the functions of the contracted security guards by supervision to ensure that they meet the university expectation.
  • Report all the daily occurrences for action through the chain of command.
  • Assist with the security training and awareness to all contracted guards to conform to the university internal security needs (done by carrying out routine lectures, compliance physical checks of the guards and their assignments).
  • Monitoring movements of university equipment into and out of campus by verifying gate passes.
  • Conduct regular searches to unearth crime and criminality. Enforcement of all rules/regulations/policies with which it is charged.
  • Monitor functionality of perimeter fence, CCTV, fire-fighting equipment and secure lighting system in the university.
  • Preventing and protection against hazards of flooding by constantly checking on taps to turn off taps left running.
  • Ensure that only members of USIU-Africa community use the university facilities unless otherwise specified.
  • Perform any other duties as directed by the management /laws from time to time.


  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice, Police Science or any social science (OR a diploma in lieu of the above in a security-related discipline or social science) from an accredited university.
  • Kenya Certificate Secondary Education grade C+ (plus) or equivalent.
  • Have served for a period of five (5) years in the disciplined forces or held a supervisory role from recognized security firms.
  • Possession of a valid driving license.

Personal Attributes & Competencies

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Tactical training skills
  • Administrative and management skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Recording devices operation skills.

How to Apply
If you have the requisite qualifications and experience and desire to work as a team member in a modern, progressive, international and multicultural institution where you can make a difference, please apply. Interested applicants must provide current CVs, certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts, names and addresses of three referees, current salary and benefits, telephone and e-mail contacts to the address below by: Friday , 9th June, 2017

Director of Administration,
United States International University – Africa
P.O Box 14634-00800, Nairobi, Kenya



USIU-Africa-Africa is an equal opportunity employer

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